Monday, December 3, 2012

You’re a ghost town I’m too patriotic to leave.

Hi friends! Sorry again for the mess that was November. I wish I could promise that December will be better, but we live in a crazy, unpredictable world.

1. This is a lovely little short film. It's in Portuguese, but you can turn on the subtitles by clicking the little "CC."

2. These folks are working on getting the funding to make cups, straws, and glasses that automatically change color when a commonly used date rape drug is detected. I know most of my friends don't have the money to donate to this, but I also know that 100+ people who are not my friends view this blog every day. Cough it up, strangers looking for pictures of otters. This is important stuff.

3. Googlepoetics. You know how when you start typing a search into google it automatically fills it in with commonly searched phrases? Somebody decided that that's poetic. Sometimes they're right.

4. Ed Fairburn's subway map portraits. I would link you directly to his website, but it appears to be broken. 

5. xkcd went there.


34 Excuses for Why We Failed at Love
by Warsan Shire
1. I’m lonely so I do lonely things.
2. Loving you was like going to war; I never came back the same.
3. You hate women, just like your father and his father, so it runs in your blood.
4. I was wandering the derelict car park of your heart looking for a ride home.
5. You’re a ghost town I’m too patriotic to leave.
6. I stay because you’re the beginning of the dream I want to remember.
7. I didn’t call him back because he likes his girls voiceless.
8. It’s not that he wants to be a liar; it’s just that he doesn’t know the truth.
9. I couldn’t love you, you were a small war.
10. We covered the smell of loss with jokes.
11. I didn’t want to fail at love like our parents.
12. You made the nomad in me build a house and stay.
13. I’m not a dog.
14. We were trying to prove our blood wrong.
15. I was still lonely so I did even lonelier things.
16. Yes, I’m insecure, but so was my mother and her mother.
17. No, he loves me he just makes me cry a lot.
18. He knows all of my secrets and still wants to kiss me.
19. You were too cruel to love for a long time.
20. It just didn’t work out.
21. My dad walked out one afternoon and never came back.
22. I can’t sleep because I can still taste him in my mouth.
23. I cut him out at the root, he was my favorite tree, rotting, threatening the foundations of my home.
24. The women in my family die waiting.
25. Because I didn’t want to die waiting for you.
26. I had to leave, I felt lonely when he held me.
27. You’re the song I rewind until I know all the words and I feel sick.
28. He sent me a text that said “I love you so bad.”
29. His heart wasn’t as beautiful as his smile.
30. We emotionally manipulated one another until we thought it was love. 
31. Forgive me, I was lonely so I chose you. 
32. I’m a lover without a lover. 
33. I’m lovely and lonely. 
34. I belong deeply to myself.

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